Today, we take a trip back in time to the Walt Disney World Shopping Village to cook their famous Maryland Crab Cakes!Jump to Recipe
Few locations at the Walt Disney World Resort have changed like Disney Springs. Since March 22, 1975, the area has been called the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village, Walt Disney World Shopping Village, Disney Village Marketplace, Downtown Disney, and eventually Disney Springs.
The Village Restaurant has been part of the journey since 1975. Opening as a two-story restaurant overlooking the Buena Vista Lagoon, the Village Restaurant also included the Village Lounge. This is where jazz musicians would perform from 8 pm until 1 am Sunday through Thursday, and 9 pm to 2 am Friday and Saturday. The restaurant served a variety of selections on the menu, including beef, chicken, and seafood specialties.
And there you have it – the now-extinct Maryland Crab Cakes from the Village Restaurant. So grab a plate, enjoy, and have fun making your kitchen the most delicious place on earth!
Maryland Crab Cakes
Village Restaurant – Walt Disney World Shopping Village
- 1 lb crab meat
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp bread crumbs
- 2 tsp Old Bay
- Salt and white pepper to taste
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Butter and vegetable oil for frying
Pick over crab meat and remove any shell.
In a bowl, combine crab meat lightly with remaining ingredients until just combined.
Shape into 6 crab cakes about 1-inch thick.
Place on a pan and bake at 450ºF for 7-10 minutes, or until browned.
OPTIONAL: Sauté quickly in equal parts butter and vegetable oil in a frying pan, turning to brown both sides.